Clinical quality measures are a cornerstone of efforts to improve care delivery and patient outcomes. However these can be difficult for industry stakeholders to manage. Between the measure requirements for various programs — from meaningful use, to physician programs, to the impending implementation of MACRA — clinical quality reporting is easily jumbled.
AIMM developed an innovative framework for health care organizations participating in the AIMM Collaborative. Organizations assemble as a team and present their actionable results and outcomes in the context of their “performance story.” With a performance story, teams are now accountable on a monthly basis to document and show progress in practice transformation that is related to their own organization’s strategic vision.
People with common chronic diseases may be more likely to take their medication regularly when they’re treated at a patient-centered practice known as a medical home, according to a new U.S. study.
Meeting non-medical needs is important too
Aligning Rx with DNA – Serving One Resident at a Time
Balancing the needs of the people who rely on the health system with the demands of a changing health care industry is an ever-present challenge. Insights from a new White Paper demonstrate how Boards and their management can drive improvement based on metrics that advance the safety, quality and experience of care.
The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles
As the Medicare payment system moves from a fee-for-service system to value-based purchasing and payment for quality and cost-effectiveness, and CMS begins to pay providers in accordance with new rules, that includes ACO participation and the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), pharmacists are becoming increasingly important because of their ability to assist in managing a patient’s care by helping improve outcomes.
When pharmacists track meds, collaborate with docs, everybody wins.
In a recent Health Affairs blog, Glenn Steele, co-chair of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network Population-Based Payment Work Group, describes how an essential shift is needed in how providers, payers, and purchasers treat health data. Instead of viewing data as proprietary, the blog describes how data should be considered a public good, and outlines ways the sharing of data can support APMs.
Honoring individuals, practice groups and private and public partnerships for advancing the medication use process, the APhA Foundation 2016 Pinnacle Awards honorees includes the HRSA’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.